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O'Connor Officiates Gay Wedding At Supreme Court

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has officiated at the wedding of a gay couple at the Supreme Court, at least the...

Love Is Love

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Denham

The best reason to attend a wedding is the celebration of the union of the bride and groom... or the groom and groom... or the bride and bride. By and large, people believe that gay weddings are basically the same as straight weddings.

County Fights Back Against State's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- A Pennsylvania county that had issued more than 170 marriage licenses to same-sex couples is appealing a court ruling to stop issuing ...

First Monday in October

Beverly Willett | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

With or without the Supreme Court's blessing, Americans on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate -- even while they deliberate -- can begin the process of healing now by taking the same high road of tolerance parents demand of their children.

Married With Benefits in Montgomery County PA: Same-Sex Marriage As Real As It Gets

Janet Mason | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

Montgomery County began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples last month when a lesbian couple contacted the County through their lawyer and said they would like to get married.

What 'Equality' Really Means After Windsor

Sarah R. Boonin | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah R. Boonin

In some ways Windsor simply reversed the problem, trading in skim milk for half and half. No longer are state-sanctioned same-sex marriages invalid under federal law. Now, federally sanctioned same-sex marriages are invalid under some state laws!

WATCH: DOMA Attorney Reflects On Historic Victory

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the historic case that resulted in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) being overturned, came ...

Religious Liberty + Marriage Equality = Harmony, Not Dissension

Sally Steenland | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

The problem with this oppositional framing is that it isn't true. In reality, marriage equality and religious liberty can support and strengthen each other. And this is true even when people are conflicted about same-sex marriage.

Chief Justice John Roberts' 'Snippets' Dissent

Charles Francis | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Francis

"Snippets" of legislative history are not a reason to "tar the political branches with the brush of bigotry," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his dissent in Windsor, supporting the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Roberts could have risen above "snippets" to look at congressional history itself.

Immigration for Same-Sex Spouses in a Post-DOMA World

Scott Titshaw | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

Without DOMA, the federal validity of same-sex marriages will depend on state law, but it is not always clear which state law applies after married couples cross state lines: What happens when a couple is married in Massachusetts but lives in Georgia?

My Government Recognizes My Marriage and Welcomes My Wife! Karin Got Her Green Card!

Judy Rickard | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

Now she can be with me legally and safely in the U.S. She can travel on her own or with me and return safely through the U.S. residents' line at border-crossing customs desks. Our future is ours to plan; travel taken and time spent doing it are not at the whim of the U.S. government anymore.

Trayvon Martin, the Voting Rights Act, the Repeal of DOMA and The Sin Warriors: We Are All Connected

Janet Mason | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Janet Mason

Unfortunately, it is safe to assume that had the U.S. Supreme Court not reached its verdict in 1967, many states would have kept their laws against interracial marriage for as long as they could.

Jennifer L. Levi, Director of GLAD's Transgender Rights Project, Talks GLAD's Summer Party With Special Guest Edie Windsor and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Jennifer L. Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLAD, about the Supreme Court's marriage equality decisions, and about GLAD's Summer Party with special guest Edie Windsor, which takes place in Provincetown, Mass., on July 27.

The Cost of Prejudice

Carol J. Yee | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Carol J. Yee

American companies, regardless of whether or not they support gay rights, are facing very complicated and contradictory challenges as they adhere to the laws existing in many U.S. states that discriminate against gays, while providing federal benefits to their same-sex employees.

Celebrating Equality in Song and Prayer: A Personal Reflection on the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Decisions

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard M. Weinberg

This was a day that I could never have imagined as an adolescent, when I struggled to reconcile my sexuality with religious teachings. This was a day to pause and appreciate how blessed I am now to be part of a church that affirms my full participation.

A Brighter Future for Gay Youth After DOMA

Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D.

Marriage equality would allow new generations of youth, as they recognize that they are lesbian, gay, or bisexual, to envision a life where intimate relationships and acceptance are the norm. Gay and heterosexual people will learn that gay people and their relationships are valued and honored.

Anti-Gay DOMA Defenders Finally Give Up (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

The anti-gay regulations that arose from 17 years of living with DOMA are swiftly crumbling. The loudest death knell so far: a decision by House Republicans to stop their legal defense of laws such as those preventing gay spouses from receiving veterans' benefits.

No Honey, No Money: States That Hate Will Ultimately Lose Out

Udi Behr | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Udi Behr

We need to fight with our wallets and rethink where we want to spend our money. Should I go for vacation in a state that treats all people equally, or should I go to a state that discriminates? Do I want to spend my time there? Do I want to buy a winter house there?

Prop 8 Victory! Here's What's Next (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

So marriage equality finally won in California. Now what? There are 37 answers to that question, and they all entail a lot of work. Interestingly, the tactics in each state are pretty diverse.

'I Love You With All My Heart'

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Marsha Aizumi

Marriage equality has far-reaching effects, bigger than I ever imagined. The Supreme Court gave parents who love their children and want them to have a good life more reason to accept them and their partners. This decision is not weakening the family structure; it has the ability to strengthen it.

Scalia's Gay Marriage Mystery

Salon | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Antonin Scalia cast the deciding vote to bring same-sex marriage to California. And nobody noticed....

An Open Letter to All My Friends Who Did Not Live to See the Day Marriage Equality Reigned Supreme

Rob Watson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

We leave this world better than we found it; that is for sure. I know you have left in many ways, but I also have to acknowledge that it is you who inspire the strength I possess for this fight. You are in the very fabric of who I am, and always will be.

That Wednesday

Alexandra Billings | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

Since I began my transition, I have tried to figure out why everyone's so angry at me. And the anger I've been trying to find, the rage I've been trying to identify, culminated on that Wednesday morning when I woke up inexplicably at 7 a.m.

I Don't Personally Defend Marriage

Grace Poore | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Grace Poore

There has to be space to reject marriage as an institution, even if it is packaged as marriage equality. As long as gender and sex discrimination exist, marriage will always be a burden to women in positions of inequality, whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Why I Love the Westboro Baptist Church

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Joanna_Montgomery

The Westboro Baptist Church has made it embarrassing to be homophobic. And for that I thank them.